Right At The Fork

Will Preisch and Joel Stocks set out to showcase their culinary talents in a different way. Holdfast Dining set the bar for many pop-ups to follow, and now the duo has stretched their creative muscles even more with their Monday night bar pop-up, Deadshot.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

Direct download: RATF_98_Will_Joel_Holdfast.mp3
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The romance that sprouted while working together in California brought Jenny Nickolaus to Portland to open The American Local three years ago with Chris Whaley, whom she later married in their restaurant.  We talked to her about that journey and her kitchen cabinets.‚Äč  And oh yeah, pizza.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_97_Jenny_Nickolaus.mp3
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 David Sapp wanted to be a photographer, but he didn't see where the money was.  David joins us to talk about his journey from making biscuits with his grandfather to becoming the cook in the house during high school, to now as Executive Chef at a Portland classic, Park Kitchen.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Buy tickets for Portland's Original Iron Chef (if any remain)here:
http://www.lifeworksnw.org/about-us/events/

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_96_David_Sapp.mp3
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#GaryTheFoodie checks in with us for his October installment of Restaurant updates with a discussion of Sage Hen, Ippai, Musubi, Jacqueline, The Waiting Room, Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry, Mae, Bar Casa Vale and the new things going on at Accanto.

Direct download: GARY_10_17_16.mp3
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Seamus Foran had to make a decision when Acadia Bistro was up for sale;  Leave, work for a possible new owner, or take the bull by the horns and become a restaurant owner.  Chef Foran talks about what went into that decision to buy one of Portland's great neighborhood haunts and how it's working out with so many new responsibilities.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_95_Seamus_Foran.mp3
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Mi Mero Mole's Nick Zukin is an authority when it comes to great Mexican food, and he sure gets around.  He shares  his PDX area faves that you must try.  Nick wouldn't steer you wrong.  This is a must-listen podcast if you're into Mexican food and want to go right to the front of the line.

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Direct download: SB_Nick_Zuckin_Mexican_Faves.mp3
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Earl Ninsom opened PaaDee to find his passion.  Then he took that to another step with one of Portland's most lauded restaurants, Langbaan.  Now he's hoping others realize their dreams with Hat Yai and Kim Jing Smokehouse.  We talked to Earl about his trajectory and place in Portland's food world.  

Buy tickets for Portland's Original Iron Chef here:
http://www.lifeworksnw.org/about-us/events/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_94_Earl_Ninsom.mp3
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Julie Lee from 1859 Magazine stops in to talk to Cort and Chris about some of her favorite Portland vegan and vegetarian places. And some ideas on how to avoid the dreaded and RATF-forbidden word "Amazing."

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Direct download: SB_Julie_Lee_Vegetarian.mp3
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Gary the Foodie joins Chris & Cort with his monthly update on new restaurant finds.  In PDX: Dame, Quaintrelle, Revelry & Tusk.  In Chicago: Oriole. In San Francisco: Green River.

Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by:
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: GARY_9-19-16.mp3
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Greg Higgins planted his roots in the Portland culinary world long before the digital world, and the world of social media.  You don't see and hear Greg making the rounds on the internets and at events, so it really is an honor to have had Chef Higgins on our podcast.  
 
Greg grew up in upstate New York, and upon landing in Portland, spent a few years at the helm of the Heathman kitchen before opening Higgins with his business partner Paul Mallory in 1994.  He can often be found tending his garden and traveling, expanding his knowledge and enjoyment of different cuisines.  Greg has a Beard award to his credit, and several books, too.  He's a sought after speaker when it comes to so many things having to do with slow food.   He's one of felder statesmen of our Portland food community, and we're glad to be able to share an hour with him.


This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_93_Greg_Higgins.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST